Now, to the main gist; If you have been in a situation where you were the offender, and you needed to apologize to the one offended; I must let you know that if you had made an apology to the person with the single word “Sorry”; that apology ain’t genuine enough. But if you made the apology with the word “I am sorry” that is genuine enough.
When you just utter “Sorry” to someone you have offended knowingly or unknowingly, it doesn’t show remorse or genuine repentance. That apology is not genuine.; ko genuine rara (at all). Like it was forced out of you. To me, that means you don’t feel bad for your wrongs and you don’t want to own your mistakes.
But “I am sorry” is quite the opposite. It shows remorse. It shows that you are feeling rueful for an act done knowingly or unknowingly. It shows that you truly feel bad for your wrongs and you own your mistakes.
Let me even share my experience with you a few days ago. As I was walking on a particular road not far from my house, a guy in a vehicle without looking carefully, opened the vehicle door just when I was passing by the car. The car door almost hit me, but I am glad it did not.
As I finally walked past the car, I noticed that the guy did not even have the decency to say sorry, and when he finally said it as I moved far away from the car, he had said it with no remorse “Sorry o”
On a final note, always own your mistakes! Be courageous enough to acknowledge that you are at fault. A simple “I am sorry” really wouldn’t pinch or soil your reputation, but instead, it would make it solid. Oro niye fun e! (That’s a word for you!)
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